8/18/10

Goddesses of the week: Pasithea and Nuwu

Lazzy Feet on a Blue Ocean Beach vacationImage by epSos.de via Flickr





First, I give them Pasithea. Pasithea is one of Greek graces, minor goddesses who had a good time and were really worth having on your side. Most of them, including Pasithea, were also handmaidens to Aphrodite, the goddess of love.

Pasithea was the goddess of relaxation. Some people will tell you she was also the goddess of hallucinogenic drugs, but this is a family blog, and I think all you really need for a relaxing vacation is a hammock and just enough hearing loss so that you can't hear the higher decibels of youth whining. (Also, and this is for the eyes of the Foster parents, as opposed to the eyes of the adorable Foster children, margaritas don't hurt.)

The problem with channeling Pasithea, however, is that you're likely to become as motivated as overcooked linguini, and, alas, all vacations come to an end. But -- ha! -- I totally have you covered. In between bites of ice cream bons or trendy little cupcakes, you must channel yourself the other vacation goddess: Nuwu.

Technically, Nuwu is not a vacation goddess. She won't make you a cocktail. She won't slather you in sunscreen. She is a Chinese creation goddess. She created mankind out of mud. Here's what I'm thinking: just when you're all happy and relaxed from Pasithea, you get yourself a little Nuwu and have her make a mud avatar of yourself that can take your place at work for a while -- thus extending your vacation. Your co-workers might wonder why you're less articulate than usual and why you walk like a clay elephant, but I'm guessing they'll just think you're still getting your bearings after time away. As long as you don't have, like, a new boss who expects you to be actually productive you should be good.

Channel this goddess: Friends, channel Pasithea NOW, whether you are on vacation or not. Believe me, we all could relax a bit. As for Nuwu: channel her to keep your vacation fun going, but remember that mud avatars are pretty messy. Do you really want to come home to one? That's worse than the rebelling dust bunnies.

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14 comments:

Rois said...

So, if I call on these two ladies they should be able to weave me hammock? Pasithea will know how relaxing it should be while Nuwu will know how to make it happen?

uwant2gogo said...

I think we need a third goddess: one to rev up stick-in-the-mud Nuwu while we're off sipping cocktails (Yes, I said it!) with party girl Pasithea.

You know that Ms. Go Go is all about combining the boom boom with the zoom zoom....

Margaret said...

Rois: I'm thinking that will work, but you might end up with a slippery hammock.

Ms. Go-Go: "Boom boom with the zoom zoom." I am stealing that line. Just so you know.

Daisy said...

Relaxing with Pasithea reminds me of a news item today. RCMP busted a grow-op that was "guarded" by ten or so black bears. The bears must have been munching because they were very,very mellow! Maybe hanging out with Pasithea? :-)

altadenahiker said...

I want to see the mud avatar.

Olga said...

Ha! Pasithea came to live with me when I retired.

Stacey @ Entropified said...

I'm liking the idea of a mud me. I am.

Jean Spitzer said...

The goddess of relaxation, huh? Lovely, but I think I'll skip the avatar.

Shell Sherree said...

That mud avatar could come in handy for all kinds of evasive occasions.

Deb said...

Oh my gosh, I'm cracking up... I just love you, Margaret.

I'm thinking that Pasithea would be great to do happy hour with...I'm inviting her for tomorrow night's...

... daisy... said...

"become as motivated as overcooked linguini" AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAH I'm laughing like crazy!!!! Ahahahahaahahah
BRILLIANT!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I am Nuwu

Petrea said...

I know how that linguini feels.

Bec said...

Oh, I want a vacation so bad. I know that my excessive mourning of our lack of an exotic vacation in 2010 is annoying my friends and getting a little old but I can't help it. Great post.

WV is taunting me: taxin (as in the audit we're in the middle of??)